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Bishop compares election to Battle of Lepanto
Catholic Culture ^ | October 29, 2008

Posted on 10/29/2008 4:16:59 PM PDT by GonzoII

Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph compared the upcoming presidential election to the Battle of Lepanto, in which Christian forces against overwhelming odds defeated Ottoman Turkish invaders bent on the conquest of Europe.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bishops; catholic; lepanto

1 posted on 10/29/2008 4:17:00 PM PDT by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

great find. I feel 100% the same way as this Bishop.


2 posted on 10/29/2008 4:19:29 PM PDT by WesA (RE think that.)
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To: GonzoII

I wonder which side is playing the Muslim invaders...


3 posted on 10/29/2008 4:20:04 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Voting proudly for GOVERNOR Palin for VP!)
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To: GonzoII; All

God bless him — keep getting word out, everyone!


4 posted on 10/29/2008 4:21:35 PM PDT by unspun (Pray and Work! - http://www.etpv.org/whatsnew.html)
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To: unspun

I’m not Catholic — but I deeply respect this man! He’ll pay for that if “Great Leader” Obama ascends to the throne.


5 posted on 10/29/2008 4:26:22 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: GonzoII

I keep thinking - it’s going to come down to Christians and Jews and others who are close to God.


6 posted on 10/29/2008 4:27:06 PM PDT by eCSMaster
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To: eCSMaster

It’s amazing to me how church leaders are risking their IRS exemption talking this up. They are very afraid of this man getting into power.


7 posted on 10/29/2008 4:31:46 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: GonzoII

As long as it isn’t 300....


8 posted on 10/29/2008 4:32:21 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Teachers open the door. It's up to you to enter. Before the late bell. When I close the door.)
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To: patriot preacher

in the End Times Evil will have seemed to Triumph, as the Catechism states. Sometimes I think that’s where we are because the Evil before us seems relentless and without conscience. I feel estranged from many of my Co-Religionist who find in their vote something more important than Life and the protection of the most vulnerable. Surely all of Heaven weeps over this callousness.


9 posted on 10/29/2008 4:34:00 PM PDT by lmc12
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To: Tanniker Smith

molon labe


10 posted on 10/29/2008 4:34:51 PM PDT by x_plus_one (Muhammed and Allah = 2 memes destined for the ashheap of history.....)
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To: GonzoII

He had many battles to choose from. He was correct to choose Lepanto, as Papal forces were engaged. But he also might have chosen the Siege of Vienna and the Battle of Vienna, or the Battle of Tours.

In any case, the church must be applauded for its strength of character approaching this election.


11 posted on 10/29/2008 4:36:40 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: All
Over 100 Bishops Have Spoken Out on Priority of Life Issues
Posted on October 28, 2008, 11:59 AM | Deal W. Hudson
The list of U. S. bishops who have spoken out on the priority of the life issues in this election is now over 100. The list now contains 70 individual bishops and three joint statements.
I would like to continue updating this list until the day of the election. I have tried to incorporate all the comments thus far. If I dd not get them all, I apologize. (For a few of the suggestions, I could not find a suitable link.)
Please continue using the comments section to let us know what bishop is not on this list who should be. This would include any bishop who has individually, or jointly, published a statement about this election pointing out the primacy of the life issues.
Thank you for your help.
1. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver
2. Bishop James Conley, auxiliary of Denver
3. Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C.
4. Justin Cardinal Rigali of Philadelphia, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities
5. Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, chairman of the Committee on Doctrine
6. Edward Cardinal Egan of New York
7. Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo
8. Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh
9. Bishop Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs
10. Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio
11. Bishop Oscar Cantu, auxiliary of San Antonio
12. Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre
13. Bishop Edward Slattery of Tulsa
14. Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas
15. Bishop Gregory Aymond of Austin
16. Sean Cardinal O'Malley of Boston
17. Bishop Thomas Wenski of Orlando
18. Archbishop John Nienstedt of Saint Paul/Minneapolis
19. Francis Cardinal George of Chicago, President of the USCCB
20. Bishop Robert Vasa of Baker
21. Bishop Jerome Listecki of La Crosse
22. Bishop Richard Lennon of Cleveland
23. Bishop Ralph Nickless of Sioux City
24. Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco
25. Bishop Glen Provost of Lake Charles, LA
26. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn
27. Bishop Joseph F. Martino of Scranton
28. Archbishop Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura
30. Bishop Peter J. Jugis of Charlotte
31. Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Raleigh
32. Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, KS
33. Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO
34. Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison, WS
35. Bishop Ronald
Gilmore of Dodge City, KS
36. Bishop Paul
Coakley of Salina, KS
37. Bishop Michael
Jackels of Wichita
38. Bishop Gerald M.
Barbarito of Palm Beach
39. Bishop Kevin W.
Vann of Fort Worth
40. Bishop Rene H. Gracida, retired, of Corpus Christi
41. Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of Houston
42. Bishop Paul S. Loverde of Arlington
43. Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo of Richmond
44. Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Center
45. Bishop Robert McManus of Worcester
46. Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Patterson
47. Bishop Robert Herrmann of St. Louis
48. Archbishop Edwin O'Brien of Baltimore
49. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix
50. Bishop Thomas D. Doran of Rockford
51. Bishop Joseph A. Galante of Camden
52. Bishop Robert J. Baker of Birmingham
53. Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett of Seattle
54. Bishop J. Peter Sartain of Joliet
55. Bishop John M. Smith of Trenton
56. Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing
57. Bishop Leonard R. Blair of Toledo
58. Bishop Frances J. Dewane of Venice
59. Bishop W. Frances Malooly of Wilmington
60. Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison
61. Bishop John Yanta , retired, of Amarillo
62. Bishop James V. Johnston of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
63. Archbishop John Vlazny of Portland
64. Bishop Blase J. Cupich of Rapid City
65. Bishop Lawrence Brandt of Greensburg
66. Bishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinatti
67. Bishop Larry Silva of Honolulu
68. Bishop Paul Swain of Sioux Falls
69. Bishop Michael J. Sheehan of Santa Fe
70. Bishop Eusebius Beltran of Oklahoma City
71. Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Harrisburg
72. Joint Statement by the bishops of New York State (22 bishops)
73. Joint Statement by the bishops of Pennsylvania (16 bishops)
74. Joint Statement by the bishops of Kansas (4 bishops)
75. Joint Statement by the bishops of Florida (9 bishops)

12 posted on 10/29/2008 4:39:14 PM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: GonzoII; NYer
Week of Prayer for Our Country By Bishop Robert W. Finn
"Our Catholic moral principles teach that a candidate's promise of economic prosperity is insufficient to justify their constant support of abortion laws, including partial-birth abortion, and infanticide for born-alive infants. Promotion of the Freedom of Choice Act is a pledge to eliminate every single limit on abortions achieved over the last thirty-five years. The real freedom that is ours in Jesus Christ compels us, not to take life, but to defend it."
13 posted on 10/29/2008 4:45:03 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Salvation
24. Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco

I live in Niederauer's archdiocese, and it's a stretch to say that he's made life issues a priority. I mean, sure, he may have released a pro-life statement or two, but is it his priority? Not even close. Pro-abortion "Catholic" politicians like Nancy Pelosi are coddled around here.
14 posted on 10/29/2008 4:50:30 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: eCSMaster

JEWS??? About 80% PLUS of Jews vote for the Democrat!!


15 posted on 10/29/2008 4:59:05 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

Lapanto Bump!!


16 posted on 10/29/2008 5:00:09 PM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: Terry Mross

They know this man has no moral core. None. He was a child raised by wolves. He learned well to camouflage himself in an image.

Perhaps they also see elements of Biblical prophecy in the rise of this man. I know that’s not “PC” to talk about.

God Help us all and them if he is elected. The Church will pay for its “insolence” and “insubordination”


17 posted on 10/29/2008 5:02:48 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: eCSMaster

>>I keep thinking - it’s going to come down to Christians and Jews and others who are close to God.<<

Me too.


18 posted on 10/29/2008 5:03:06 PM PDT by Mother Mary
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To: Salvation; All

http://www.catholicvote.com/

watch this video and pass it to everyone you can.


19 posted on 10/29/2008 5:04:44 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: GonzoII
Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World

http://www.amazon.com/Empires-Sea-Battle-Lepanto-Contest/dp/1400066247/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1225324908&sr=8-1

Phenomenal read... The West's 100 year war against Islamofacism circa 1475-1575. Breathtaking in scale and ferocity.

20 posted on 10/29/2008 5:05:53 PM PDT by Broker (VOTE McCain/Palin! !)
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To: GonzoII

Outstanding.


21 posted on 10/29/2008 5:49:47 PM PDT by combat_boots (From the Bush Derangement Syndrome(TM) to the 0bama Worship Cult in which NOTHING matters. USSKKKA)
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To: Broker

Don’t forget Vienna. Twice..........


22 posted on 10/29/2008 5:51:18 PM PDT by combat_boots (From the Bush Derangement Syndrome(TM) to the 0bama Worship Cult in which NOTHING matters. USSKKKA)
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To: GonzoII

UNREAL SPEECH

‘Our Catholic moral principles teach that a candidate’s promise of economic prosperity is insufficient to justify their constant support of abortion laws, including partial-birth abortion, and infanticide for born-alive infants,’ Bishop Finn noted. ‘Promotion of the Freedom of Choice Act is a pledge to eliminate every single limit on abortions achieved over the last thirty-five years … I ask you to join me in invoking the Guardian Angels of 47 million babies lost through abortion in our country in the last thirty-five years. This horrendous loss of life remains one of the greatest threats to human civilization we have ever faced.’


23 posted on 10/29/2008 6:25:40 PM PDT by Titus-Maximus (Putney Swope Lives!)
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